Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
Qualcomm on November 17 announced the next-generation flagship Snapdragon processor - Snapdragon 835, the Samsung 10nm FinFET process technology to support a new generation of fast-charging technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 (ie, QC 4).
So, in the end how small 10nm it? It is the size of dozens of water molecules, it can be said that one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair. 10nm process chip area is much smaller than the 14nm process chips, which means that companies have more room to design a larger battery for smartphones or a slimmer body.
Its predecessor 14nm FinFET process compared, Samsung 10nm process may be reduced up to 30% based on the size of the chip, while achieving performance improvement up to 40% or 27% reduction in power consumption. Improve the process of adding more advanced chip design can significantly extend mobile phone battery life.
Snapdragon 835 will likely return big.LITTLE eight-core design, the use of Kyro 200 architecture, frequency up to 3.0GHz or more; GPU part Adreno 540; LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1 flash memory standard will be essential; Snapdragon 835 also will be the world's first powered mobile baseband SoC X16 Gigabit, support Cat.16, downlink speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Compared with QC 3.0, Qualcomm fast charge generation technology Quick Charge 4 20% faster charging, the charging efficiency is improved by 30%, and the charging temperature falls 5 ° C. Qualcomm aspect of the QC 4 referred to as "charging five minutes, five hours using" in 15 minutes can be a smart phone battery charging from zero to 50% charge.
QC 4 compared to previous generations of a breakthrough in many ways, it is compatible with the USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery (USB PD), using the best intelligence consultation voltage (INOV) algorithm 3rd Edition, supports Dual Charge and Battery Saver Technology .
MediaTek Helio X30.
Helio X30 uses TSMC from 10nm process, the AP portion includes two frequency up to 2.8GHz Cortex-A73 core, the four core Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.3GHz, and 2.0GHz clocked 4 the Cortex-A35 core. Which, A73 is the main core of big performance, A53 and A35 main fight of small power core, A35 has better performance than the energy consumption. Compared Helio X20, X30 53% power reduction and performance improvement of 43%.
In terms of GPU, MediaTek first time ever abandoned the ARM Mali family has been using, Helio X30 will integrate a quad-core Imagination PowerVR 7XTP, PowerVR GPU has also been a series of standard A-series processors equipped iPhone, there will be no performance on the vulgar performance.
Helio X30 will support up to 8GB of memory on LPDDR4X support UFS 2.1 standard flash memory, equipped with dual ISP up to 28 million pixel camera, the baseband aspects will also support three carrier aggregation and Cat.10.
With the upgrade progress and GPU aspects of process technology, run sub-data MediaTek Helio X30 has exceeded the average level Snapdragon 821, its performance is worth the wait, but I hope MediaTek to further optimize the three cluster architecture, will not happen again, "a nucleus there hard, seven nuclear thumbs up, two-core crowd "embarrassing performance.
MediaTek Helio X30 located at 2000-3000 yuan price of high-end smartphones, is expected to mass production in the first quarter of next year, probably starting from the Meizu PRO 7, the latter may also be made red rice Note series, N series phone 360 will be a good teammate Helio X30 to the thousand price.
Huawei Hass Kirin 970.
Huawei earlier this month released the first equipped with Kirin 960 processor Huawei Mate 9 series, this is the first use of A73 + G71 processor architecture, estimated next year's Huawei P10 and glory 9 Series phones will be equipped with the processor.
Huawei has just released a Kirin 960, then 970 is probably Kirin will be the most mysterious processor, according to the update cycle of the year, the processor may be issued before the end of next year.
According to information collected by the industry, Kirin 970 will also use TSMC 10nm process technology, and Kirin also uses 4 * Cortex-A53 + 4 * Cortex-A73 eight-core design 960, A73 cores clocked at 2.8GHz-3.0 may between GHz; GPU part will likely continue to follow the G71 architecture, the core frequency and core count may be some upgrades; baseband aspects will be supported to Cat.12.
Kirin 970 models starting their own business is likely to remain the flagship Huawei Mate series, there might be named Mate 10 or Mate X.
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